I haven't had much time to create lately, so it felt good to get back to it. Here's my latest creation!!! Amythest with a gold filled chain. Will be available in my etsy shop soon!
Of all the blessings for which I call myself thankful, you top the list. When it's 22 degrees outside and we decide to take a waterfront walk in the freezing wind (disclaimer: not the usual hairstyle) you warm me right up. Counting my blessings today and every day with you, @brooookepitts
As I was taking this photo yesterday, a groundhog came barreling through the wildflowers and severely startled me. The groundhog was probably pretending to be the British in the War of 1812, launching a surprise attack from land (see, I read the stuff in the Fort Trumbull Visitor Center.) #latergram#forttrumbull#wildflowers
Instantly regretted going outside to take our walk today(so HOT) but getting to watch Ned get so excited seeing the tug boats guide a container ship up the river made it worth it! #littlemoments#happybaby#sweatingourfacesoff
The Friends of Fort Trumbull State Park will welcome Stephen Wood- a man of curiosity, courage and caring. Mr. Wood is the creator of a project originally called Museum Quest. Join them for this free event on Thursday, May 31st at 7:00 pm. #trhp
Welcome to ‘Ground Zero’ for one of the most tragic events in American judicial history, as chronicled in the new feature film ‘Little Pink House.’ This is (or rather was) the Fort Trumbull neighborhood of New London, CT, where less than 20 years ago Susette Kelo and over 70 neighbors lived quiet happy lives. This barren landscape was a bustling working-class neighborhood where kids rode their bikes to school, and nobody locked their doors, and where Susette Kelo planned to spend the rest of her days in her Little Pink House along water’s edge. But city official had other ideas and wanted the land for upscale shops and condos and a new Viagra factory for pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. Using the naked brute force of ‘eminent domain’ the city claimed ownership. For many years the 91-acre parcel was overrun with weeds and feral cats, but today not even they remain. Indeed it looks like a bomb had destroyed the neighborhood. The only surviving structure, tucked away in the northeast corner, is the IDC (Italian Dramatic Club)— a men’s-only social club for the well-heeled and politically connected. Well actually there is one other structure-- a wooden sign that advertises, in the cruelest of ironies, ‘Development Opportunities Available.’
My tour of New London included a stop at Fort Trumbull. My excellent guide @johnnakaplan tells me it features in a story by Mark Twain called "A Curious Experience." Also, she has a gorgeous Instagram account you should visit immediately. Hurry!
Starting to look like October 🌅
Yesterday I was inside hourrrrsss typing/ reading infront of a computer.
When the time came, I was like a little kid hearing the recess bell ring, ready to get outside.
Between working and dealing with the pulls of technology, sun soaked places like this are 👌
At the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival with my Shipmates.From left to right GSE2 Ellowitz @plum_stupid , DC2 Campbell @sonu_beeches and DC3 Johnson @tjohndagreat. I really had fun with you guys.
Our Labor Day weekend trip to Fort Trumbull was steeped in rich history and scenic views.
Not only did the fort overlook the entire harbor ⛵. It is also complies with modern 🔥 saftey codes thanks to the new fire hydrant installation.
First stop on this rainy coastal New England road trip: Fort Trumbull, a legit fort from the American Revolution. A little terrified of the weather cooling down, but feeling the changing colors. #🍁 #cannonball
Father daughter fishing trip! We were on the road bright and early🚘We stopped at a local Bait & Tackle and picked up some fresh squid and clams for bait.🐡🐟🦐🦀🦑I haven't had a fishing trip in YEARS. I had my grandpa's old fishing gear with me😌 He was definitely with me out there giving me tips from the heavens...🌥I have more experience with freshwater fishing, but saltwater fishing was a whole different experience! We had soooo much fun. We met some great people on the water as well. The fish were definitely biting! Right there I have a Sea Robin (aka flying fish) on my line. When you see them in the water, it looks like they are flying! Such an amazing experience! We will back in two weeks for more!☀️ #fishing#fishing#family#fatherdaughter#connecticut#newlondonct#saltwaterfishing#longislandsound#flyingfish#searobin#sundayfunday
"It's okay to feel like a beginner.
More importantly, it's okay to fail.
It's okay to not know how to do something; the key is to unafraid to do it in the first place.
Life is about mastering the art of winging it and still managing to come out on top more often than not."